The Boy Scouts of America have a rich 100 year history and today continues to instill the values of leadership, citizenship and service in the youth. Soaring Eagle District helps start new Scouting units and supports existing ones in the eastern area of the Cy-Fair ISD attendance zones of Harris County. All Scout leaders are invited to the monthly Roundtable meeting on the second Thursday of the month at 10055 West Rd, Houston, 77064. Please contact district leadership for more information about Scouting in this area.
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A common element of strong units is they all have a good annual program planned a year in advance, that is then shared with all families in the form of a calendar, trained leaders and the right leaders. After Program Preview, units should conduct an annual program planning conference to get ready for the coming year. Using national planning resources, as well as various calendars (e.g., council, district, school, chartered partner), units can develop a program filled with safe and fun activities and adventures. Planning ahead allows the unit to generate new ideas, find resources, and allow more Scouts to have a quality program that is exciting and will create memories!
The North Division Program Guide contains valuable information about council and district programs, descriptions and calendars and is an essential tool for unit leaders. Additional resources can be found here. Leaders who want a meaningful, exciting, and comprehensive youth program that achieves the objectives of the Scouting program will find this format ideal. The result is a well-managed, well-financed unit. Recognizing this, the BSA recommends the following plan:
1. Plan your complete annual program (Cub Scout resources, Boy Scout resources, Venturing resources, district calendar)
2. Develop a budget that includes enough income to achieve the program.
3. Identify the amount of product (e.g., popcorn, Scout Fair Coupon Books) that will need to be sold per youth member to reach the income goal.
4. Get commitments from parents and youth.
Soaring Eagle District Roundtable
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at the LDS Church (10055 West Rd, Houston, 77064) to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers. The objective of Roundtable is to give leaders program ideas; information on policy, events, and training opportunities; and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.